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Cafe de la Riba

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Carrer Del Port, 5, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
+34 972 77 30 87
10:00 - 00:00
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Caterham, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

Visited here with friends in October and opted for the set menu at 13.90 euros - what an amazing meal - bacon with goats cheese toastie, lamb chops and then chocolate and coconut tart. Absolutely stuffed by the end of the meal in a very good way. All the party had a really good meal and enjoyed the food very... More 

Thank kdw72
Northampton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 October 2016

We went here on the first day of our holiday and it wasn't until we stepped into the upstair restaurant we realised what an absolute gem of a place it is. From downstairs it looks like any other little Tapas restaurant on the bay but as soon as you climb the spiral stairs you see the Bay of Roses perfectly... More 

Thank Amanda B
Rhone-Alpes, France
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2016

great choice of tapas and great view on the beach. no cars anymore is a great thing! nice for lunch or dinner!

Thank jmcarre
Caterham, United Kingdom
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352 reviews
232 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2016

Good choice of dishes on the menu. Visited with family (4 adults and 4 kids), friendly staff if a little busy! Chicken escalope was well cooked, nice and tender. My wife had the goats cheese salad which was a work of art. Pleasant experience all round, worth visiting.

Thank kdw72
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Great restaurant, can highly recommend. We come here a couple of times each year and are never disapointed. Friendly staff. Good food and very resonable.

Thank ccsll
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff, great place to sit (over looking the bay). The tapas was excellent and I would recommend them to anyone.

Thank Brian W
London, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2016

Spent dinner here yesterday. Great view upstairs overlooking the sea. Staff very friendly and attentive. Food excellent and portion size perfect for the price which was very reasonable. Would recommend.

Thank dward144
Central Hungary, Hungary
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154 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We are visiting just before the real season starts. Many places are closed, so we dropped in here for dinner. We were glad we did. The seafood tapes was excellent. For the price you seldom get such quality. It is a fun place with a great view the sea.

Thank Progenitor
Shropshire, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2016 via mobile

Family run establishment, excellent location and wide range of tapas and drinks. Beautiful views from upstairs over the bay. Can't wait to go back.

Thank Kym C
A M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe de la Riba, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your comment! You are right the view of the bay from the upstairs dining is spectacular. Hope to see you soon! More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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263 reviews
189 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1,309 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2016

Visited a couple of times during our stay in L'Escala. The food was good and if you sit upstairs, there are very nice views especially at sunset. All the staff were pleasant except one male waiter who was a bit moody.

Thank Mikeo111
A M, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Cafe de la Riba, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment. We are very lucky to watch the sunset every afternoon! We do apologize about the waiter , I would say he had have a bad day, he usually is very friendly. Sorry about that and hope to see you again! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$20
Mediterranean, European, Spanish
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, View, Kids, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Carrer Del Port, 5, 17130 L'Escala, Spain
  • Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Catalonia  >  Province of Girona  >  Costa Brava  >  L'Escala
  • Phone Number: +34 972 77 30 87

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?